Abstract: The invention provides a self-service computer having a monitor which can access and display documents using browser software, and including software for providing at least one image which includes controls for the browser software. A microphone, speaker, camera and serial input device can be added to the kiosk to extend its functionality. The serial input device can be provided as a card swipe reader, a bar code reader, a smart card reader, a personal identification verifier and combinations of these. Examples of personal identification verifiers include palm print readers, retina scanners, voice analyzers, finger print scanners, DNA testers, and the like.
June 1, 1998
Date of Patent:
June 20, 2000
Jason D. Bernstein, Alexander D. Richardson, Paul W. Blodgett, Joseph P. McGuire